Maintenance technology tools to improve plant availability for dairy industry: Case study

Ignatio Madanhire, Charles Mbohwa

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This research study investigates some industrial maintenance, and respective technologies that can be employed at a dairy products processing plant. Qualitative as well as quantitative techniques are considered. Plant availability has been identified as a major contributor in benchmarking areas at the company to avoid possible huge costs associated with loss of production and efficiency resulting from poor utilization of resources. The use of tools that aid maintenance is emphasized in particular to identify critical plant equipment that requires greater attention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCE 2015 - World Congress on Engineering 2015
EditorsS. I. Ao, Len Gelman, Len Gelman, David W.L. Hukins, Andrew Hunter, Alexander M. Korsunsky, S. I. Ao, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404701
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20153 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Conference2015 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Availability
  • Input consumption
  • Maintenance
  • Performance indices
  • Reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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